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... Age. It is so old that the Mycenaeans were as distant and mysterious to the Golden Age Greeks as Plato and Socrates are to us today. Even Ancient Greek Tourists visited the site.
No one knows exactly who the Mycenaeans were or where they come from, but they were a bronze age civilisation that covered the southern half of mainland Greece and Mycenae was the main city with a population of around 60,000 inside and outside the city walls. Again, ...
... seen but still had some interesting parts:
- the Lions Gate: the monumental entrance to the citadel consisting of a carving of 2 lions looking upward to the central pillar.
- granary: which contained pottery jars filled with seeds when first uncovered, hence the name.
- grave circle: a site they believe in which was buried members of the royal family due to the treasures contained when ...
... amazing water.
Olympia! First stadium. And other ruins, of temples etc. Zeus dog following us around while we explored.
Today we went back to 1600 B.C., a thousand years before the height of Athens' power, with a visit to Mycenae. We walked through the Lion's Gate that guards the fortress city, the oldest monumental structure in Europe. Triangular openings were used to relieve the weight of the stones. Exterior walls were built with 14,000 boulders weighing 5-10 tons each. This enormous scaled building was called ...
... open for just three or four people.
The restaurant proves to be really nice with tasty food and a good service. With all these the people get excited and suddenly there is some loud music and most of them are up in a circle and start dancing. Although I have promised that I would dance today I am not in the mood of dancing at all. Some of my friends are trying to drag me in the dance but there is no way I do something that I ...